• Friday, August 01, 2014

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Indian Council For Cultural Relations (ICCR)

Bangladeshi and Indian painters' exhibition in Kolkata

Bangladeshi and Indian painters' exhibition in Kolkata

Under the title “The Bridge Across”, Bengal Foundation, the Deputy High-Commission of Bangladesh in Kolkata and Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) have jointly organised a group art exhibition, featuring the works of several Bangladeshi and Indian painters. The exhibition is now on at the Rabindranath Tagore Centre in Kolkata. Prominent Indian artist Jogen...

Idylls in watercolour, and more

Idylls in watercolour, and more

Sumon Wahed is fresh back from Shantiniketan, where he had gone on an Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) scholarship. His ideas and sense of form and figures are unique, as was evident from a recent exhibition of his works at the Dhaka Art Centre, titled “Academic-Postacademic”. The painting which moved me the most was of prisoners being taken from BDR. Their faces looked wan, and they clung on to the bars with hopelessness and misery. The haunted look in their eyes reminded one of Oscar Wilde's “Ballad of Reading Gaol”. The police bus was broken and battered. The frames of the two windows were done by applying pieces of...

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